School: Baile a' Mhuilinn (Cailíní)

Location:
Milltown, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Siobhán, Bean Uí Dholáin

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A Famous Person in My Village

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0041, Page 197

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Long ago there lived near our village a famous man named Mr. Birmingham. He owned a mansion in Millbrook and the ruins of this mansion are still to be seen. He was a cousin of the Kirwans of Dalgin and he belonged to one of the Twelve Tribes of Galway.

He was a Great astronomer and was able to read the stars and he found out new stars also. He was a poet and he wrote books of poems. He was able to foretell what was going to happen in the future. He used to make wine out of nothing and no one could find out how he could make it. He was able to put money down through a table without any hole in it.
It is sixty years since Mr Birmingham lived in Millbrook. There was a poor man in the village once. It was in the year black '47. The man had no

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Collector
Mary Egan
Gender
female
Address
Ballymary, Co. Galway
Informant
Julia Egan
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Age
80
Address
Ballymary, Co. Galway
Language
English